Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, ValuEngine reports.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Barclays set a $51.00 price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 18th. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on shares of Sensata Technologies to $54.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sensata Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.00.

ST stock opened at $51.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.04, a PEG ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a current ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. Sensata Technologies has a 12-month low of $40.78 and a 12-month high of $56.28.

Sensata Technologies (NYSE:ST) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.99 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $847.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $866.27 million. Sensata Technologies had a net margin of 17.01% and a return on equity of 24.94%. Sensata Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.87 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Sensata Technologies will post 3.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Martha N. Sullivan sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.50, for a total transaction of $2,475,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffrey J. Cote sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $250,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 215,000 shares of company stock valued at $10,548,600. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Strs Ohio increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 20.4% during the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 7,444 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $335,000 after acquiring an additional 1,260 shares in the last quarter. Appleton Partners Inc. MA increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 3.6% during the first quarter. Appleton Partners Inc. MA now owns 45,596 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $2,053,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. BTIM Corp. increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 17.6% during the first quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 275,615 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $12,409,000 after acquiring an additional 41,313 shares in the last quarter. Sciencast Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Sensata Technologies during the first quarter worth about $725,000. Finally, American National Bank increased its position in shares of Sensata Technologies by 6.9% during the first quarter. American National Bank now owns 81,846 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock worth $3,685,000 after acquiring an additional 5,282 shares in the last quarter. 94.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies Holding plc, through its subsidiary, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., develops, manufactures, and sells a range of sensors and controls in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Performance Sensing and Sensing Solutions. The Performance Sensing segment develops and manufactures pressure sensors, speed and position sensors, and temperature sensors.

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